6th July 2020

Man in his 50s suffers neck injury after being ‘spat at and punched’ in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating after a man in his 50s was ‘spat at and punched’ in Taunton.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“A man, in his 50s, was next to the Orchard Shopping Centre entrance in Fore Street, Taunton, at about 2.30pm on Tuesday 9 June, where he was spat at and punched by a unknown man.

He suffered a minor neck injury, but did not require hospital treatment. His watch was also broken during the incident.

Enquiries into what happened are continuing and have revealed a picture of a male we wish to talk to about our investigation.

That man is described as white, of medium build, about 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins and having a Welsh accent. He was wearing a dark blue skull T-shirt and a green camouflage-style rucksack.”

Anyone who recognises the individual, or witnessed the incident, is asked to call 101 and give the call-handler reference 5220125664.